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Andrea qualified as a midwife in 2012 with a Bachelor of Midwifery Degree with distinction from Robert Gordon University. She has worked as a clinical midwife across community and hospital settings and has particular interests in informed choice, continuity of carer and homebirth and has worked in a leadership role as senior charge midwife in a midwife-led birth unit working towards implementation of a continuity of care model.
As a student, Andrea was elected Student Midwifery Representative for Scotland for the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and later was an accredited Workplace Health and Safety Representative within NHS Grampian. Prior to entering the midwifery profession she was an active member of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) where, as local area representative, she facilitated peer support groups for parents and their new babies. Andrea entered the midwifery profession as a mature student having previous experience of working in private, local government and third sector organisations.
Her desire to promote holistic, woman centred care led to a volunteer opportunity in Nepal where, as part of a team, she trained auxiliary nurse midwives in maternal mental health education. This, and her previous experience, inspired her to move more permanently into an educational role.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Module leader and module team member
- Personal Tutor
- Practice Education Lecturer
- Basic Life Support Instructor
BMidwifery, RM, DipHB, FHEA
Postgraduate study in learning, teaching and assessment.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
- Association of Radical Midwives (ARM)
- Association for Improvement in Maternity Services (AIMS)
External / Professional Roles
- Faculty Member - Professional Obstetric Multi Professional Training (PROMPT)
- Hypnobirth Teacher
LAWRIE, A. and RENNIE, A.M., 2016.Call the student midwife. The Practising Midwife Journal. [online]. Available from: https://www.all4maternity.com/call-student-midwife-experiencing-home-birth/
ROYAL COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNAECOLOGISTS (RCOG) / ROYAL COLLEGE OF MIDWIVES (RCM), 2016. Undermining toolkit. [online]. London: RCOG / RCM. Available from: https://www.rcog.org.uk/underminingtoolkit [Part of the collaboration team.]
Dream job is 15 years in the making for
Scotland Maternity and Midwifery Festival Awards 2018. http://www.maternityandmidwifery.co.uk/scotland-maternity-midwifery-festival-awards-2018/2122/
- Woman-centred care and informed choice
- Continuity of care and carer
- Clinical Skills
- Obstetric emergencies
- Childbirth politics and sociology
- Workplace culture
- Staff recruitment and retention
IRELAND, J., LAWRIE, A., HAVELOCK, D., SIMKHADA, P., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E., SIMKHADA, B., DEVKOTA, B., SERCHAN, L., SILWAL, R.C. and MAHARJAN, S.K., 2017. Reflections on THET-funded maternal mental health training in Nawalparasi. [poster]. Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) 15th Annual Nepal Study Days. Bournemouth.
LAWRIE, A., 2016. Relaxation for happy mothers and midwives. [presentation]. Lotus Resort, Nawalparasi, Nepal, 13-15 May.
LAWRIE, A., 2016. Volunteering in Nepal: the travelling midwife. [presentation]. Robert Gordon University, Faculty of Health and Social Care, 6 June.
LAWRIE, A., 2013. Homebirth: a mother and midwife’s perspective. [presentation].Robert Gordon University, Faculty of Health and Social Care, 16 April.
LAWRIE, A. and HUMPHREY, S., 2012. Innovative teaching: encouraging artistic creativity in student midwives.[presentation].Royal College of Midwives Student Midwives’ Conference. 13 November 2012. Brighton.
LAWRIE, A. and HUMPHREY, S., 2011. How can students learn midwifery in a medicalised culture? [presentation]. Royal College of Midwives Student Midwives’ Conference. 15 November 2011. Brighton